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INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Annual Award … New graduate from an Iowa high school •*RAI … Must have graduated from high school prior to 2011 •*Preference to students … INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Annual Award Eligibility Criteria The following are awarded at the time of admission and do not require a separate application. RAI = Regents Admission Index. See www.uni.edu/admissions/freshmen/ and click on Admission Requirements for details. Distinguished Scholar Award for Iowans*•*Renewable for second year with a …

FEDERAL & STATE SCHOLARSHIPS Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Scholarships listed below require a separate application. Please refer to website listed for further information. The following require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) FEDERAL GRANTS Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Pell Grant •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment •*Renewable based on EFC of next year FAFSA Up to $5,550 •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 5273 or less as determined on the FAFSA •*Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen •*Must be undergraduate working toward first bachelor’s degree Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) + •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment •*Renewable based on EFC of next year FAFSA and availability of funding $1,000 •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 1000 or less as determined on the FAFSA •*Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen •*Funds limited on first-come, first-served basis Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment •*Renewable with 3.25 GPA or above •*Maximum aggregate limit of $16,000 •*For more information see www.teachgrant.ed.gov $4,000 •*Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen •*Complete FAFSA; however, not based on financial need •*Score above the 75th percentile on college admissions test (ACT or SAT) or maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above •*Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate •*Must be enrolled in class work necessary to begin a career in teaching in an identified high-need field •*Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) to teach in a low-income school and in a high need field, full time for four academic years within eight calendar years after completed or withdrawn from the academic program. (If service obligation is not met the grant funds convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid.) STATE GRANTS Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Iowa Grant+ •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment •*In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award •*Renewable based on EFC of next year FAFSA and availability of funding $1,000 •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 as determined on the FAFSA •*Must be an Iowa resident IMAGES+ •*Available for four years for new graduate from an Iowa high school and two years for transfer student •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment Up to $2,000 •*Demonstrated financial need as determined on the FAFSA •*Requires ethnic or racial status of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Spanish, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander •*Must be an Iowa resident •*Priority given to student participants in College Bound activities •*Funds limited on first-come, first-served basis All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant •*Awards may be for up to full cost of attendance after other state, federal and college/institutional funding Up to full cost of attendance •*Must complete the FAFSA •*Must have been in foster care; see eligibility criteria at the Iowa Student Aid Commission website at www.iowacollegeaid.gov INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Tuition Guarantee Program for Iowans •*Four year commitment of full tuition and fees provided through a combination of federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships Tuition and fees•*Must be an Iowa resident •*New graduate from an Iowa high school •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined on the FAFSA of 1000 or less throughout four years for continued eligibility Tuition Guarantee Program for Multicultural Community College Iowans •*Two-year commitment of full tuition and fees provided through a combination of federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships Tuition and fees•*Must be an Iowa resident •*Must have 30 transferable hours from an Iowa Community College •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined on the FAFSA of 5273 or less through two years for continued eligibility •*Requires ethnic or racial status of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latina/Spanish, Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Tuition Assistance Grant+ •*Awards prorated for less than full-time enrollment •*Renewable based on EFC on next year FAFSA $1,000 •*Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 6500 or less as determined on the FAFSA •*Students admitted by March 1 will receive award for the following fall term •*Remaining allocation will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship * • Renewable Up to $1,500 •*Minimum 3.5 GPA and composite 28 ACT/1860 SAT (CR+M+W) test scores •*Class rank in the top 10 percent •*High school course requirements: -*Two years of the same foreign language -*Three years of social studies, science (including one year each of biology, chemistry, and physics), and math (beyond general science and pre-Algebra) -*Four years of English * • Iowa residents complete an application required by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission at www.iowacollegeaid.org * • Out-of-state students check your state agency or the federal website at www.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/state-contacts.html Roy J. Carver Scholarship •*Renewable for one year with college GPA of 2.8 or above •*20 awards $5,200 •*Must have a 2.8 GPA from UNI or community college •*Will have earned 60 hours of credit beginning of fall semester •*Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA •*Selection criteria includes those who have “fallen between the cracks;” work hard and “have been faced with unusual or debilitating circumstances in their lives. ” •*Must be U.S. citizen •*Must have graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or resided in the state for at least five consecutive years •*Complete an application required by the Roy J. Carver Foundation at www.carvertrust.org Iowa Academic Decathlon Award •*Renewable for three additional years with a college GPA of 3.0 or above $2,000 for top point scorers in each of Varsity, Scholastic and Honor categories •*For specific information, visit www.mountvernon. k12.ia.us/Iowa%20Academic%20Decathlon/index.htm All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship •*Available for one year only Up to in-state tuition and fees •*High School GPA of 2.5 or above •*Demonstrate financial need as determined on the FAFSA •*Priority given to participants in the federal TRIO Programs, applicants who graduated from alternative high schools/programs or homeless youth. Complete an application required by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission at www.iowacollegeaid.gov. •*Funds limited ….

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